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Austin 3 Litre

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Austin 3 Litre

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2910 cm3 / 177.6 cu in / 177.6 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 218.0 N·m / 160.8 lb·ft / 160.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1970
Model3 LitreIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4970 l / 175.51 cu ft / 175.51 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1490 kg / 3285 lb / 3285 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2910 mm / 114.6 in / 114.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore83.4 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2910 cm3 / 177.6 cu in / 177.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.65 cm3/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque218.0 N·m / 160.8 lb·ft / 160.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.6 kW/l / 0.695 bhp/cu in / 0.695 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.9 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.9 kW/ton / 63.6 bhp/ton / 63.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/80-R14Tyres rear185/80-R14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin 3 Litre

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